[tex-live] revisions going backwards?

Dan Luecking luecking at uark.edu
Mon Dec 29 18:15:12 CET 2008

The package bin-tlperl.win32 did indeed go backwards. There
was a version with a script perldoc.bat added. When that was
shown not to solve the problem (with tlmgr --help), an older
version was apparently reinstated. I don't think this has
anything to do with mirrors, only with the timing of previous
updates. I got the same messages on two different machines with
two different mirrors (both set to explicit mirrors, and not

You can almost certainly ignore the message. But there
might be a way to force tlmgr to "reverse update" to the
current (earlier) version.

I actually reversed the update by hand, downloading and
unpacking the archive manually (and "updating" the texlive
package database with the following undocumented tlmgr
   tlmgr _include_tlpobj tlpkg\tlpobj\bin-tlperl.win32.tlpobj
) Caveat: I don't recommend that anyone do this.


Daniel H. Luecking
Department of Mathematical Sciences
University of Arkansas
"Dubito ergo cogito, cogito ergo sum" --Descartes

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